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Comment: Re:How is this news for nerds? (Score 1) 148

despite the fact he almost certainly has never heard of it before or had any reason to think it was faked.

So then your notion is that it's perfectly reasonable to believe that a World Cup will suddenly be held starting the very next day. Are the teams frantically packing their bags and rushing to the airport in order to make the opening kickoff?

Comment: Re:But...batteries? (Score 1) 85

the end user wouldn't notice or care about the electrical cost increase of 1-2 dollars a month. What they will notice is a subsidized or free device that can do things that other devices cannot do.

If it's possible to offer some compelling new service for 1-2 dollars per month, why not just charge that directly, instead of the Rube Goldberg method?

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